§ 18. Mr. JAMES GARDNER
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the statistics relating to the cost-of-living figure appearing in the Ministry of Labour Gazette, and especially that section of the statistics which deals with the retail prices of clothing and boots, stating that they are still 110 to 115 per cent. above the 1914 level, whereas the cost-of-living figure is 53 points only above the 1914 level; and what immediate steps he 975 proposes to secure a readjustment in conformity with the prices of other necessaries?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
Proposals for dealing with such questions are contained in the Consumers Council Bill, now before the House.